USS Raby (DE/DEC-698) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS Raby was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on June 7, 1943 and launched on September 4, the same year. It was commissioned on December 7, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. J. Scott’s command with the hull number DE-698 and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on December 22, 1953. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Manus, Norfolk, Okinawa, Funafuti, Ulithi, Saipan, Tsingtao, Eniwetok or Shanghai. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1968. Several months later, it was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Raby received 3 battle stars. 

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